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10 Daily Habits and Mindsets That Helped me Write 4 Books

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10 Daily Habits and Mindsets That Helped me Write 4 Books
I have ADD. I spent most of my 20's flitting from one business idea to another. Despite this appalling track record and a condition I could use as a convenient excuse, I've managed to turn things around. Since 2013, I've written 100's of articles, millions of words, two self-published book, and two traditionally published books.

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Almost all writing is influenced by other people’s work

Almost all writing is influenced by other people’s work

Even if some writers avoid reading when they’re writing a book because they’re afraid of being influenced by other people’s work, finding your unique voice is most times the result of borrowing ingredients from other people and coming up with your recipes.

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